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Photographer Vivian Maier narrated the beauty of ordinary things, seeking the imperceptible cracks and elusive inflections of the real in everyday banality. -curator Anne Morin via L’Oeil de la Photo
Vivian Maier (1926-2009) worked as a governess for more than four decades as of the beginning of the 1950s. Her entire life went inevitably unnoticed, until her photographic corpus was discovered recently (in 2007): a colossal work consisting of more than 120,000 negatives, super 8mm and 16mm films, various recordings, miscellaneous photographs, and a multitude of undeveloped films.